CHICAGO, August 14, 2012 — With great fanfare, David Brock’s Media Matters and his Super PAC “American Bridge 21st Century” released their “research report” on GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The two hundred-plus-page doorstop is being billed as opposition research.
Why anyone pays attention and gives credibility to David Brock — who admitted his own journalistic dishonesty, outed a source, and paid hush money to conceal donor improprieties to his Super PAC — is a mystery. Most of the so-called “research” is culled from old media reports and progressive “think tanks,” an oxymoron if ever there was one.
Reading through this boat anchor, the same phrases are repeated over and over. “Paul Ryan did this,” “Paul Ryan voted for or against that,” “Paul Ryan wrote a plan,” Paul Ryan did, did, did and does.
If you read this “research” you would think “Paul Ryan” is a large and busy enterprise, not a somnolent Washington politician. Paul Ryan does, thinks, creates, writes, shows up for work, advocates, and votes.
In other words, he does exactly what he is supposed to do, and more than is expected.
What Brock and his team manage to prove is that Paul Ryan is an active, hard working legislator. He actually does things and gets things done. On the evidence of this report, Ryan is one of the hardest working legislators in the House and Senate combined. His work ethic puts most legislators to shame.
Compare that to President Obama. When he was blessed by the Chicago Democratic Machine and given an Illinois Senate seat, he was a houseplant. He continually voted “present” just to prove he showed up to work. When the Chicago Democratic Machine made him a United States Senator, he was just a higher paid houseplant. He did exactly and whatever Dick Durbin told him to do.
Before he was allowed by the boys in Chicago to run for office, Obama was supposedly a community organizer. Community organizing is almost as good as being a Chicago city hall ghost payroller. Community organizers get paid to open offices, stay in those offices during working hours, and collect a paycheck from tax subsidized non-profits and grants. They do not really have to do anything except fundraise and troll for more grant money.
Vice President Joe Biden spent his whole career on the public dole. For all those years there is very little accomplishment or achievement. He did see to it that Delaware Corporations were protected. He was a fierce advocate for the credit card, mortgage, and sub-prime mortgage industries. But there is very little else to lay at his feet — no plans, no policy, no ideas, no thinking, no creativity.
Paul Ryan spent his career doing things. President Obama spent his three-plus years in office running for reelection, golfing, traveling the world to embarrass America, and going on vacations. The president bashed other politician’s policies without offering any of his own. Not one idea. Not one thought. Not one policy. The policies he claims as his were half-baked musings that he threw to Congress with the iperious command, “do this.”
Joe Biden has spent the past three years saying and doing stupid things. Enough said.
The gullible corrupt media will tear into Brock’s ton of garbage like raw meat. They will repeat the same talking points Team Obama gives them: extreme, radical, tea party, etc. They are the Obama choir. The television talking bobble heads should really be wearing blue and red church chorus gowns with the Obama logo sewn on. It would only be ethical.
America needs more Paul Ryans, from both parties. America does not need more Joe Bidens or Barack Obamas.
Brock’s researchers should really be fired. Google and Wikipedia are not deep opposition research. But they are probably pimple faced unpaid interns working for pizza, beer, Red Bull, and Twinkies.
The real problem with Ryan, according to the report, is his unwavering support for Israel. As has been widely reported, Brock and Media Matters are pro-Palestinian and anti-Jewish in regards to the Middle East. The progressive movement itself does not care about Israel or Jewish people. They are extremely pro-Palestinian. They consider Palestinians victims and their culture of terrorism is merely a statement of their victimhood.
Paul Ryan is everything David Brock, Media Matters, and progressives are against. Ryan is Catholic. Brock and Media Matters are anti-religion. Ryan is white. Romney is a racist for choosing him. Ryan is married to a woman, which makes him a homophobe and a warrior against women, as marriage is considered slavery. Ryan has children, which means he is pro-life. People are not supposed to procreate. Ryan is a hunter, so he is pro-gun and pro-murder. Ryan advocates for fiscal responsibility. Brock and progressives want to bankrupt the nation.
Paul Ryan studied economics. Brock and the progressives cannot argue with someone who knows what he is talking about.
Paul Ryan is he is a detail oriented policy wonk This administration has only one policy: fly by the seat of their pants and reelect Obama.
If the institutional media uses any of this so-called “research” against Paul Ryan, they will finally prove they have zero ethics, integrity, or credibility. They are on thin ice already.
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.
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